Come Celebrate With Us!

** Worship and YouthQuest are Cancelled 2/11 **

Welcome to LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church!

LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community of faithful disciples, committed to fulfilling Christ's example, joyfully serving through compassion, mission, and all-inclusive grace.

Monday Reflection

March 19, 2018

From the Pastor

Dear friends,

Thanks to all of you who joined us for lunch yesterday–and participated in our Facilities Fund Kickoff. As I said yesterday–the church is not a building. But our building can be an effective tool for our ministry, especially when we are good stewards of it. With the goal of raising $23,000, Session has set the following priorities:

Repaving and sealing our parking lot ($8,000).

Replacing four windows that are rotting due to water damage ($3,000).

Complete the installation of the media system: removal of the screen in the center of the chancel and installing two smaller projectors on the sides of the chancel for a less obtrusive, clearer picture ($12,000).

If you calculate the amount of envelopes already removed from the board, we are already past the 25% mark of our goal--almost enough to pay for the first project of paving the parking lot. What a great start! As you feel called and able please consider taking an envelope–or a second envelope! and donating to this fund. As our display board demonstrates–it just takes a lot of people giving a little to accomplish our goal!

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week that leads into Easter. This year, we will begin worship in the Fellowship Hall and will hold a joyful procession into the sanctuary with singing, waving palm branches, and making music together. I had the chance to practice with the Youth Quest kids last night, and we are already sounding great! We'll process to this lively Zimbabwean hymn. Join us!

Lenten Blessings, 

Daniel Ervin, Pastor


Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 21

Lectionary Bible Study

10:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

11:30 a.m.

Presbyterian Women

10:30 a.m.

Girl Scouts

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

MetroFeast: Supper Church

6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 25

Choir Practice

8:45 a.m.

Adult Sunday School

9:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

Youth Quest

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bell Choir Rehearsal

9:30 a.m.

Monday, March 26

Food Pantry @ LUPC

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 28

Lectionary Bible Study

10:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

11:30 a.m.

Food Pantry

The LoveJoy United Food Pantry is now open on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at our church location. Our mobile Food Pantry will be available in the rear parking lot of 2600 College Avenue in Alton the 3rd Monday of each month.